Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0133942651
ISBN 13: 978-0-13394-265-1

Chapter 2 - Kinematics in One Dimension - Conceptual Questions - Page 58: 1


The position graph shows us a positive slope, a horizontal line, and then a negative slope. Here's my interpretation:

Work Step by Step

Jim is trying to park his car right now. He moves his car up 5 meters in 20 minutes (he's a very inexperienced driver). Then, he realized he moved forward too much so he sits in his car in park. He thinks about what to do for another 20 minutes. Then, he puts his car in reverse and backs up for 40 minutes, going back 10 meters.
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